Wildflower the Aloha Van - Camp, Surf, Explore :)

59 reviews
Camper vanEwa Beach, HI
2 guests
Sleeps 2
16 ft. long
Pet friendly

Wildflower is a beautifully maintained, and perfectly customized 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Conversion Van. She has been lovingly crafted for the sole purpose of comfortably and conveniently seeking the adventures Oahu has to offer, all while sharing aloha with all who travel with her.Featuring comfortable sleeping accommodations for two, completely independent off-grid solar power, modern and ambient lighting, wood paneling, privacy shades, a sink with an electric water pump, refrigerator, linens, towels, and more - she has everything you need (and nothing that you don't!) for your journey to discover all that is beautiful Hawaii.*Guests ARE Responsible FOR Picking UP AND Dropping OFF THE VAN AT OUR Property IN EWA Beach*-Our property is approx. 20-25 minutes from the airport
-There are plenty of Uber/Lyft drivers on the island as well as an affordable bus system (although the bus takes about 1 hour from the airport)
-Due to airport regulations, we DO NOT have the ability to deliver the van to you at the airport, or pick it up from you at the airport.
What's includedHere's what comes with your rental!-65" x 65" bed with 92" diagonal
-Off-grid solar power
-1 set of bed linens and pillows
-2 beach towels, 2 hand towels
-2 compact camp chairs
-Electric kettle with complimentary tea and coffee
-Basic set of utensils, plates, cups, etc.
-12 volt 23 quart refrigerator/freezer (temp. range of approx. -4º~68º F!) Enough room for plenty of cold drinks and goodies!
-12 v modern puck lights, and separate ambient LED strip lighting
-Sink with electric water pump & grey water bucket
-Privacy blinds, insulated window shades, and partition curtain
-Rubber shoe mat for muddy shoes from those awesome hikes!
-While the van will have a small toilet to use for emergencies (middle of the night, middle of nowhere, etc.) we will provide you with bathroom and shower recommendations. There are SO many public showers all around the island!
Additional add-ons:-Snorkel gear (mask & snorkel) (x2) : $5 USD/day per set
-Soft top surfboards (x2) : $10 USD/day per set
RecommendationsWe want our renters to know that it is NOT legal to car camp at public beach parks, the side of the road, etc. BUT we have excellent recommendations of beautiful, legal campsites! Let us know how we can help.We highly recommend checking out the HipCamp app/website to book cheap campsites. Also, all county/state parks require booking a permit ahead of time. You can purchase a permit, and see a list of campsites at the website for the Department of Land and Natural Resources - State Parks Division (link: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/camping-lodging/oahu/)Waikiki is beautiful, but there is SO MUCH MORE to Oahu than Waikiki :) We can provide excellent local insight to help you maximize the amount of time that you have for your trip! Below you will find just a few of our Oahu favorites!North Shore:Explore the North Shore and visit legendary surf spots such as Pipeline, Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and others. Jump off the Jumping Rock at Waimea Bay, and then soak up the vitamin D afterwards. Hike the Waimea Valley to the picturesque and pristine Waimea Falls (as featured in countless Hollywood films and TV series), and walk the same ground as the original ancient Hawaiian wayfinders. Indulge in the countless appetizing options of the Kahuku food truck village. Learn about and experience the hands-on culture of the different pacific islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Discover a breathtaking underwater universe by snorkeling at Shark's Cove!West/Leeward Side:Travel to the west side of the island, often forgotten by most tourists, and take in the breathtaking views of the Waianae Mountain Range, and watch the purest sunsets the island has to offer. Discover the hidden gem of Makaha Beach Park with its white sand, clear crystal blue water, and the surf break that's great for intermediate to advanced surfers. Mermaids anyone?? Head a little further south to Mermaid Cave located at Nānākuli Beach Park! Hike the friendly/accessible Pillbox Trail, or for more advanced hikers, travel 5,000 ft. in altitude on the breathtaking Mount Ka'ala Trail. Stop in Ko'olina to play at the 4 man-made lagoons with white sandy beaches. Then enjoy some shopping, golf, or restaurants, and enjoy the more 'local' atmosphere of the west side.South Shore:Experience the impactful sites where historical world events transpired - from the Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial, and a tour of the USS Missouri (the ship on which the ending of WWII occurred), to the still standing 'Iolani Palace, where the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom occurred in 1893. Enjoy the restaurants, shopping, and stroll along the beaches of beautiful Waikiki, where the legendary Duke Kahanamoku brought the sport of surfing into the world spotlight. Visit and find killer deals at the world-famous Aloha Stadium Swap Meet on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Hike up to the top of Diamond Head, and take in the view!East Side/Windward Side:Dinosaurs and action movies! Reserve a film sites tour of Kualoa Ranch and drive/walk through Kualoa's 'Jurassic Valley' which is where films were shot such as the "Jurassic Park" films, "Kong Skull Island," "Godzilla vs. Kong," the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" films, the modern "Jumanji" films, "George of the Jungle," as well as famous TV shows such as "LOST," "Hawaii Five-O," and many more! Stop at Kualoa Regional Park, rent a kayak and paddle out to Moloki'i (Chinaman Hat), and hike to the top!Make reservations ahead of time to visit Hanauma Bay, and snorkel in it's pristine waters, spotting tropical fish (such as the Hawaiian state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua'a), and sea turtles (but remember not to touch!). Cruise the Kamehameha Highway, stopping at the gorgeous Windward side beaches along your way (on a clear day you can see the neighboring Island of Moloka'i!). Stop to stretch your legs at the Makapu'u Point Lookout and take in the view of Mānana Seabird Sanctuary. This also puts you in the neighborhood of the Sealife Park where you can enjoy demonstrations from dolphins and sea lions, feed native island birds, and for a few extra dollars, you can even swim with the dolphins!Another pro-tip:When traveling back to Honolulu/west-side from the Windward side, or visa-versa, we HIGHLY recommend traveling on the H3 highway through the Tetsu Harano Tunnel through the Ko'olau Mountain Range (and turn on the Jurassic Park theme song when you do!)We have SO MUCH MORE we could tell you! When you book from us, let us know what you're interested in, and what you want to see and we will steer you in the perfect direction!Other things to noteWe are so excited for you to share the aloha with our Wildflower van. Some housekeeping rules we have are:-There is absolutely no smoking or vaping allowed in the van. Deposits are non-refundable if there is any evidence of smoking or vaping inside the van.-Furry friends are welcome! But please know that if there is an accident/damage, you (and your deposit) are financially responsible!-Keep the van on actual paved/dirt roads. YOU should explore every inch of the island! But Wildflower needs to stay on the roads :)-The van must be brought back with a full tank of gas!

Features

1996 Dodge Ram 2500
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 5 gal

Amenities

  • Toilet
  • Generator
  • Solar
  • Water hookup
  • Audio inputs
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen sink

Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No smoking
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Unlimited generator hours
• -ABSOLUTELY no smoking or vaping in or within 20 feet of the van (if doors are open). If there is any evidence at all (burns, odors - strong or faint) we will keep the entire deposit, with no refunds for removing burns and odors.
24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Snorkel gear
Set of goggles with a snorkel
$5.00
/per day
Surfboards
8 foot soft top surfboards great for beginners and still lots of fun for experienced surfers
$10.00
/per day

Availability and rates

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There’s a 2 night minimum stay

Discounts
  • Weekly (7+ nights): 10% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 20% off nightly rate
Fees
  • Security deposit: $500.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $80.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.

Meet your host, James and Lauren

Member since 2023

We are James & Lauren! We live on the beautiful island of Oahu, and we LOVE helping others discover the beauty, culture, peace, and joy of our beautiful island. We are local surfers, hikers, explorers, and we really, really like food. Let us know what we can do to help make your Oahu vacation/adventure dreams come true!

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Wildflower the Aloha Van - Camp, Surf, Explore :)

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4.9

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Melissa C.

April 20245

Callum D.

March 20245

We had a great time in the van, had everything we needed. Highly recommend.

Chris W.

January 20245

Wonderful hosts and a wonderful van. Wildflower is beautifully kept and maintained and full of amenities for a relaxing camping experience.

Rob M.

January 20245

Devin R.

November 20235

She's a beast but super fun!

Kendra W.

November 20235

Great van. Everything you need and nothing you don’t! So true. Great accommodating hosts.

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Have a question?Get answers directly from the host

Q.How do the electric, water and sewage hook up work while setting up at the campground?
A.
Our van is completely off-grid, which means you can be totally independent! No hook-ups are required! You won't need to do anything with the solar power/battery. We will fill up the water tank at the beginning of your trip (which should be more than enough), and then we will empty the grey water bucket upon your check-out. If you are on a more extended trip and need to refill the water tank, it is your responsibility to find potable water, and to empty the grey water.

Q.Are there any special tricks and tips that would help with operating the RV easily?
A.
If you know how to drive, are comfortable driving a van, willing to keep our few rules, and you know how to have fun...then you know everything you need!

Q.I want to try surfing, but I've never done it before. Are your surfboards good for beginners?
A.
Our surfboards that we offer with the van are THE BEST for beginners! They are also tons of fun for experienced surfers as well. They are safe, easy to paddle, and can catch even the smallest waves (they can also catch shoulder to head-high waves no problem!). If you've never surfed before, you are in the right place! We are avid surfers ourselves, and we can offer great beginner-friendly surf spots, and fun intermediate/advanced surf breaks a well.

Q.I've heard it is illegal to car camp at public beaches, or sleep on the side of the road, where am I supposed to camp?!
A.
That's a great question! You're correct. As fun as it sounds, it is NOT legal to just pull over and camp wherever you want. However, that's no problem for your trip! There are lots of great, legal places to live the van life around the island (we've done it ourselves!) We highly recommend the Hipcamp app or website to find some cheap campsites, or county/state parks. Keep in mind all state/county parks require purchasing a permit ahead of time. Get it touch with us, we can help!


Location

Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Exact location provided after booking